By default, the garage is supposed to be a space for a car. But not necessarily. A lot of garages are used as utility rooms, hobby, recreation, or storage spaces. And the wicket is a perfect option if you considering a new sectional garage door. Even if you keep collectable or vintage cars in your garage the wicket will let you come in without opening the whole garage door and letting moisture, dust, or snow in. Imagine opening 2 sq. metres instead of 10 or more. So it is a good energy-saving means as well.
The wicket itself has many options. First of all the size: standard size is 800 mm wide and 2,000 mm high. The height actually is limited by the garage door opening height. The top of the wicket must be at least 100 mm lower than the opening headroom. Anyway, you can specify a custom size which can be 660 – 1,200 mm wide and up to 2,300 mm high.
Also, you can choose the handing side. It can be a left-hand-reverse or right-hand-reverse opening. Please keep in mind that the wicket on the sectional garage door is opening outside only. In addition, you can specify the wicket position. Of course, there are some technical limitations depending on the width of the sectional garage door. The wider the garage door the more restrictions arise. All you need to know – sectional garage doors with the wicket can be made up to 7 metres wide.
All wickets come with the automatic closer to keep the door shut. In addition, you can order closer with the ‘door-stay’ option which is convenient if you use wicket quite intensively and want to keep it open. For sectional garage doors with automation, we install a micro-switch to prevent opening garage door whilst wicket is open. It is a very useful safety feature and if you install a manually operated garage door with the wicket, please install a micro-switch to have a safe operation in case of later electric motor installation.
Ryterna can equip wickets with the standard and 3-point locks. In addition, we offer high-security locks, locks with the outside knob handle, and anti-panic handle-bar inside. Among our customers window option or house number applique on the wicket is very popular.
We offer two threshold options: standard and low. The standard is about 120 mm and the low is only 25 mm high. The low threshold is convenient if you pass through the wicket with the bike, trolley, or wheel-chair. A low threshold profile is made with the slope from both sides so the threshold crossing is easy and smooth. Unfortunately, a low threshold option is available only for doors up to 5 metres wide.